Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Baby-Jumping Festival

Not nearly as nutso as the Baby Toss Ritual, the Baby-jumping Colacho Festival is an annual event celebrated all over Spain since the 1620s. Men dressed as the Devil leap over helpless babies. Why? They represent devils that cleanse the babies of evil, sucking it up as they jump over them. Then the babies are forced to scurry out of the way of the Running of the Bulls festival, held right afterward.... just kidding about that last part.

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